Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot against Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic during the second round of the Pan Pacific Open women's tennis tournament in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
Koji Ueda
September 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) Garbine Muguruza of Spain beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

The third-seeded Muguruza saved 11 of 14 break points to dispatch of Strycova in 1 hour, 45 minutes at Ariake Colosseum and set up a quarterfinal with eighth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

Bencic rallied to beat Samantha Stosur 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4.

It was Bencic's first win against the Australian veteran who lost despite hitting 13 aces.

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who received a first-round bye, faces Croatian qualifier Ana Konjuh later Wednesday.

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